Williston Enrichment Center

Lead Preschool Teacher

Reference ID : 34070
Location : Williston, VT
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time

Description

Summary


Williston Enrichment Center is hiring a lead teacher for our preschool classroom. One of our teachers will be leaving to pursue her MA out of state so will not be able to continue with us. Position starts in April 2022.

 

We focus on individual-child planning utilizing emergent curriculum. We believe in honoring children and one of our core values as an organization is ensuring that all of our children, teachers, and families feel heard, valued, and respected. We are also strong advocates for the field of Early Childhood Education and we work as an organization to bring much needed

change to the profession.

 

Applicants must love working with kids, have experience working with groups of children, and have education/training in the field of early childhood education. Check our website to see more information: www.willistonenrichmentcenter.com.

 

We are looking for someone with experience working with children and education in the field of Early or Elementary Education (includes degrees, trainings, certifications, coursework, etc.). Applicants should have a minimum of an Associate's Degree in ECE or at least 30 credits in ECE/related fields. We are, however, willing to consider other applicants if ability, attitude, and

temperament are a good fit with our center, our values, and our beliefs. We are looking for a lead teacher for full-time. 

The position can start in fall or it can begin over the summer.

 

Extensive benefits package after probationary period, including medical/dental/vision coverage, 401k with company match, paid vacation/sick/holiday, and other benefits as well.


Duties

  • Plan and implement daily activities, curriculum, and routines for young children. Communicate with families, follow a Reggio-inspired philosophy, perform all routines as needed for working preschoolers.

  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Attend to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.
  • Teach basic skills, personal hygiene, and social skills.
  • Establish and implement developmentally appropriate expectations and limits for effective classroom management.
  • Read books to entire classes or to small groups.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.
  • Observe and evaluate children's performance, interests, social development, and physical health.
  • Identify children showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to children.
  • Demonstrate activities to children.
  • Arrange indoor and outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, and safety.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Organize and label materials and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their ages and perceptual skills.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.

Requirements

We are looking for someone with experience working with children and education in the field of Early or Elementary Education (includes degrees, trainings, certifications, coursework, etc.). Applicants should have a minimum of an Associate's Degree in ECE or at least 21 credits in ECE/related fields. We are, however, willing to consider other applicants if ability, attitude, and temperament are a good fit with our center, our values, and our beliefs.


Nice To Haves


Teacher Licensure in ECE or ECSE


Benefits


After probationary period:

        medical, dental, vision insurance

        paid time off: sick and vacation

        training allowance

        retirement plan with company match (after one year)

        Costco membership (after three years)

        childcare discounts

        two additional paid days off for birthday and work anniversary 



Salary : $17 to $22/Hr
Minimum Education : Associate
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 2 Yrs
Location : Williston, VT

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